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Today โ€” November 17th 2019NPR Technology

'This Isn't Speech:' Attorney Carrie Goldberg On Revenge Porn

By Michel Martin
Nobody

Attorney and author Carrie Goldberg was the target of revenge porn from an ex-boyfriend, and now she's built a practice helping people in similar situations. Her new book is Nobody's Victim.

(Image credit: Petra Mayer/NPR)

  • November 16th 2019 at 23:22
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2019NPR Technology

Apple Bans Vaping-Related Apps

By Shannon Bond

Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store. The move comes amid growing concern over the health effects of e-cigarettes and the rise of vaping-related illnesses among young people.

  • November 16th 2019 at 14:02

Epstein's Death Becomes A Meme

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Don Caldwell of knowyourmeme.com about the conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein.

  • November 16th 2019 at 14:02
Before yesterdayNPR Technology

Amazon Appeals Pentagon's Choice Of Microsoft For $10 Billion Cloud Contract

By Alina Selyukh

Amazon cited "unmistakable bias" as it prepares to challenge its loss in federal court. This starts a new chapter in the contentious battle over the biggest U.S. cloud-computing contract, called JEDI.

  • November 15th 2019 at 01:27

Hey Alexa, Should We Worry About Kids And Smart Speakers?

If more than one in four American households have a smart speaker — how will they affect family relationships?

(Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

  • November 14th 2019 at 17:06

Google Health Data Project Under Scrutiny

By Shannon Bond

Google is collecting the health data of millions of Americans in partnership with a big health care system. The project is raising questions about patient privacy.

  • November 14th 2019 at 11:02

News Brief: Impeachment Hearings, Stephen Miller Emails, Google Health Data

By Tim Mak

We look at what we learned in the first day of public impeachment hearings. Also, the Southern Poverty Law Center says emails show Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist theories.

  • November 14th 2019 at 11:02

How Internet Trolls And Online Extremists Are 'Hijacking' American Politics

By Terry Gross

New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz spent years with far-right online extremists, embedding with them and watching them spread false news by exploiting social media. His new book is Antisocial.

  • November 12th 2019 at 19:43

How San Diego's Utility Companies Are Working To Prevent Wildfires

In California, power company PG&E is using blackouts to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires. But San Diego's utility doesn't use widespread outages because of changes it made a decade ago.

  • November 11th 2019 at 22:45

A Smart Home Neighborhood: Residents Find It Enjoyably Convenient Or A Bit Creepy

By Joshua McNichols
Lennar New Home Consultant Brittney Svach is selling "smart homes" at the Amazon Experience Center in Black Diamond, Wash., about an hour south of Seattle.

Smart homes let homeowners turn on lights and unlock doors from a mobile phone. But the technology also sends incredible amounts of data to big tech companies.

(Image credit: Joshua McNichols/KUOW)

  • November 9th 2019 at 21:04

Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week

By Brakkton Booker
Instagram

"The idea is to try to 'depressurize' Instagram, make it less of a competition," the company's CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Friday.

(Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED)

  • November 9th 2019 at 19:10

Long-Lost Texts Arrive

By Scott Simon

If you caught heat for neglecting to send a romantic text last Valentine's Day, you might now be vindicated: Server maintenance slowed 170,000 texts to a glacial pace. They were recently delivered.

  • November 9th 2019 at 14:12

Feds Say Self-Driving Uber SUV Did Not Recognize Jaywalking Pedestrian In Fatal Crash

By Richard Gonzales
The self-driving Uber SUV that struck pedestrian Elaine Herzberg on March 18, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz.

The death of a pedestrian struck by the self-driving vehicle in Arizona last year highlights safety concerns and calls for regulating the testing of such vehicles.

(Image credit: Tempe Police Department via AP)

  • November 8th 2019 at 04:57

How Saudi Arabia Used Twitter To Spy On Dissidents

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Rasch, formerly of the Justice Department's computer crime unit, about arrests of two people on allegations that they enabled Saudi Arabia to spy on Twitter users.

  • November 7th 2019 at 22:30

'Ok Boomer:' Apathy, Anger And A Viral Meme

Here's how a Tik Tok meme has become rallying cry for Gen-Z. It does involve SoundCloud.

(Image credit: Teepublic)

  • November 7th 2019 at 16:06

'The Mysterious Affair At Olivetti' Attempts To Find A Cold War Conspiracy

By Bradley Babendir
The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World

Biographer Meryle Secrest chases a theory that two key Olivetti computer visonaries' deaths did not happen as officially recorded. While a gripping read at times, there's not a lot of solid ground.

(Image credit: Knopf)

  • November 7th 2019 at 16:52

2 Ex-Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Chapple, a former computer scientist with the NSA, who says Twitter should have known that its employees were working for a foreign power.

  • November 7th 2019 at 13:45

In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?

By Miles Parks

Despite unanswered questions about security and transparency, mobile voting pilots aimed at overseas and military voters move forward in a number of states.

  • November 7th 2019 at 11:01

2 Ex-Twiiter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Chapple, a former computer scientist with the NSA, who says Twitter should have known that its employees were working for a foreign power.

  • November 7th 2019 at 13:45

2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

By Richard Gonzales
Two former employees of Twitter are charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing information in private accounts.

One of the accused accessed more than 6,000 Twitter accounts, allegedly looking for information about critics of the Saudi government, according to court documents.

(Image credit: Mike Blake/Reuters)

  • November 7th 2019 at 05:24
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